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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-08-06 08:25 AM
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61. Ronald Yancey, first black graduate of Georgia Tech
graduated in electrical engineering (EE '65). I must add Tech had been integrated in the Fall of 1961 by Ford Greene, Ralph Long Jr. and Lawrence Williams were admitted as entering freshmen, but they didn't graduate. President Edwin Harrison, recognizing the inevitability of integration, was determined to accomplish the change without the violence by white students and the attendant publicity that had marked integration at the University of Georgia. Thanks to Harrison's foresight, integration of Tech didn't follow the same pattern as a lot of southern colleges.

_Argyle, Georgia Tech alumnus, BS Applied Physics (APHYS '86)
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